Tippleman’s uses bourbon barrels to add flavor, color to syrups
By Elizabeth Crawford
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Cocktail syrup manufacturer Tippleman’s uses bourbon barrels from Willett Distillery to create two all-natural syrups with complex flavors and a variety of uses. The company’s Barrel Smoked Maple Syrup was originally created for bartenders, but has broad retail appeal for culinary uses, including drizzling on top of chicken and waffles, a spokeswoman said. She explained that the syrup is made by cold smoking Vermont Grade A maple syrup for three days over bourbon barrel shavings to create a buttery maple flavor and sweet, smoky flavor.
The company also launched at the Summer Fancy Food Show a Barrel Aged Cola Syrup that recreates the familiar flavor of cola by aging the syrup in bourbon barrels so that the syrup takes on the notes of whiskey and color from the charred barrels without artificial ingredients.